Author Archives: Socio Research & Reform Foundation

Updating detail of FCRA Bank Accounts

As you may be aware that FCRA Dept had issued a Notice dated 18th July 2016 requiring all ‎organisations to update their Utilisation Accounts on FCRA website. Now the Department has ‎published a list of FCRA registered NGOs who have … Continue reading

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Intimation or Approval

Dear SRRF Dialogue Members, I have one NGO in which they open sub-utilisation accounts for their various projects and intimate the same within time as prescribed in the Act & Rules. My query is whether NGO can start utilising funds … Continue reading

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Is intimation to FC dept. required for opening a sub designated FC account?

Dear Dialogue member Greetings! is intimation to FC dept. is required for opening a sub designated FC account? Sakshi Sharma

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Treatment of FCRA fund received in utilisation account instead of main account

Dear Members, Our NGO has received a foreign donation directly into our Utliisation account, instead of the FCRA Main account. How can this be corrected? Regards, Sujatha Krishnaswamy

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NGO’s working not to be stifled even if FCRA registration not renewed

In a major reprieve for Lawyers Collective, a non-profit run by former ‎additional solicitor general Indira Jaising, Bombay High Court issued an ‎interim order recently, restraining the charity commissioner from attaching ‎the organisation’s assets and accounts.‎ Justice MS Sonak observed … Continue reading

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How many cash donations of Rs.2000/- in a year

Dear Sir, As per the latest budget, Sec 80G exemption would not be provided to cash donations exceeding Rs. 2000. Would like confirmation that this is per annum per donor? Otherwise, there would people giving multiple donations of Rs. 2000 … Continue reading

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Implication on transferring of FCRA Fund to utilisation bank account

Dear Group Members, Greetings! Can we transfer FCRA fund from one FCRA bank account to another FCRA bank account? By mistake, donor sent the fund to an NGO. The fund is now in FCRA bank account of the NGO. This … Continue reading

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Filing of FCRA Return After Due Date

As several active SRRF Dialogue members would be aware that Dept has ‎been asking organizations who have not filed online return for FY 2014-15 ‎or FY 2015-16 to do so immediately. However problem is that there was no ‎window open … Continue reading

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Donation of old computers by an MNC to an NGO not having FCRA

Dear Members of the SRRF dialogue group, There is one NGO “Computer Shiksha” based in Gurgaon who collect old / used computers which they retrofit (if necessary) and place in Govt schools for providing Computer education to students coming from … Continue reading

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Procedure for creating Endowment Fund

Dear Friends, Season’s Greetings and Happy New year! Please let me know the procedure for creating Endowment fund and related statutory / legal requirements to be followed / fulfilled by the NGO and the foreign and Indian donors. Thanks Udayashankar

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